The third Grand Slam of the 2014 tennis season is well underway from the All England Lawn, as we now take a look at our Wimbledon predictions and betting futures figures for the men’s and women’s singles draws. On Saturday, June 5, and on Sunday June 6, two champions will be crowned, and we’ve got the tips you’re looking for.
It’s hard to believe that we are only a little over a week into this tournament, and there are already some huge upsets to report. Of course, no stunner comes as a bigger shock than Serena Williams’ third-round exit, which certainly caught oddsmakers and free tennis predictions specialists by surprise.
Listed as the outright favorite to win this event, the 17-time Grand Slam champion was sent packing by 25th seeded Frenchwoman, Alize Cornet for the second time this season. That leaves things wide open for the taking, especially for 2004 Wimbledon champion, Maria Sharapova, who Bovada Sports lists as the new woman to beat.
In the men’s singles draw, the usual suspects still remain, as (1) Novak Djokovic, (2) Rafael Nadal, (3) Andy Murray and (4) Roger Federer are still in the race. As things appear right now, The Joker is the man to beat as we near the quarterfinals. SportsBook.ag has the top-seeded Serb as the outright favorite, followed by the Scot, and the Swiss and the Spaniard find themselves knotted up with the third best odds to win 2014 Wimbledon.
Personally, I have to agree with tennis oddsmakers who list Sharapova as the best player in the women’s draw. It’s hard to believe she’s having one of the best tennis seasons of her career, especially after a slow start.
However, it seems that everything is clicking at the right time for the Russian beauty, and with Serena out of the way, she will be very tough to beat. Moreover, the fact that she’s available to bet on at +180 odds at this point in the tournament makes her a must-wager.
On the men’s side things are a bit trickier. For starters, I totally disagree with tennis oddsmakers who believe Djokovic is the best player out of the big four. I believe that Rafa has better chances than the 2011 Wimbledon champion, believe it or not. And much like in the case of Sharapova, the fact that Nadal is a 4/1 tennis odds underdog, makes the Mallorcan a great predictions choice to surpass Pete Sampras in the list of most Grand Slam titles in tennis’ history.
2014 Wimbledon Predictions (Ladies Draw): Maria Sharapova +180
2014 Wimbledon Predictions (Gentlemen’s Draw): Rafael Nadal +400
2014 Wimbledon Tennis Betting Futures (Ladies’ Draw):
- Angelique Kerber +1800
- Barbora Zahlavova Strycova +3000
- Ekaterina Makarova +1200
- Eugenie Bouchard +600
- Lucie Safarova +1200
- Maria Sharapova +180
- Petra Kvitova +200
- Sabine Lisicki +600
- Simona Halep +750
- Yaroslava Shvedova +6500
- Zarina Diyas +20000
2014 Wimbledon Tennis Betting Futures (Gentlemen’s Draw):
- Andy Murray +275
- Feliciano Lopez +6500
- Grigor Dimitrov +1000
- Kei Nishikori +5000
- Marin Cilic +4500
- Milos Raonic +3000
- Nick Kyrgios +20000
- Novak Djokovic +140
- Rafael Nadal +400
- Roger Federer +400
- Stanislas Wawrinka +2000
- Tommy Robredo +20000